Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash),  Joel’s next film, “Bright,” begins filming in September, and screenwriter Max Landis began dropping some more hints at Comic-Con this week about the tone of his highly inventive, “hard R” rated fantasy/action thriller which will revolve around the adventures and travails of an Orc cop (Joel Edgerton) and a Human cop (Will Smith). Landis described “Bright” as “a cop movie – a very grounded relationship story between 2 officers of the LAPD…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), Joel’s next film, “Bright,” begins filming in September, and screenwriter Max Landis began dropping some more hints at Comic-Con this week about the tone of his highly inventive, “hard R” rated fantasy/action thriller which will revolve around the adventures and travails of an Orc cop (Joel Edgerton) and a Human cop (Will Smith). Landis described “Bright” as “a cop movie – a very grounded relationship story between 2 officers of the LAPD…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), Whilst on “The Gift” PR trail, one MMA-loving journalist asked Joel what it had been like to work with Tom Hardy. Joel responded with a fond chuckle and the following assessment of Tom’s talents: “Tom and I had a great time working on ‘Warrior.’ I had a very special time with him…I think he’s an excellent actor and he’s one of those people who sort of permeates - you know - exudes a level of danger that most actors will never achieve. And…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), Whilst on “The Gift” PR trail, one MMA-loving journalist asked Joel what it had been like to work with Tom Hardy. Joel responded with a fond chuckle and the following assessment of Tom’s talents: “Tom and I had a great time working on ‘Warrior.’ I had a very special time with him…I think he’s an excellent actor and he’s one of those people who sort of permeates - you know - exudes a level of danger that most actors will never achieve. And…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), “I’ll keep acting, for sure [but] directing really felt good. I wouldn’t want to do it every job, but I definitely think I’ve earned the right to go and make another movie based on the goodwill and the reviews. Financially, we made a successful movie [with ’The Gift’]. Hollywood is all about commodity and if you make a movie for $5 million and turn it into $30 million, it’s a pretty safe bet they’ll want you again.” – Joel Edgerton on his…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), “I’ll keep acting, for sure [but] directing really felt good. I wouldn’t want to do it every job, but I definitely think I’ve earned the right to go and make another movie based on the goodwill and the reviews. Financially, we made a successful movie [with ’The Gift’]. Hollywood is all about commodity and if you make a movie for $5 million and turn it into $30 million, it’s a pretty safe bet they’ll want you again.” – Joel Edgerton on his…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), [click for large high-res] “I like of Lucas that when I first read the script, I just felt like he was some kind of soldier as I was reading it, not even realizing what Jeff had chosen for him do as a job. But not as in…he’s an ex-soldier, but a soldier in that he’s in service of other people, for another person’s mission…It just sort of felt interesting that there was a willingness and a dedication to somebody else’s purpose and if that’s…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), [click for large high-res] “I like of Lucas that when I first read the script, I just felt like he was some kind of soldier as I was reading it, not even realizing what Jeff had chosen for him do as a job. But not as in…he’s an ex-soldier, but a soldier in that he’s in service of other people, for another person’s mission…It just sort of felt interesting that there was a willingness and a dedication to somebody else’s purpose and if that’s…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), “I galloped into town to play the villain. I was promoted to the hero before we even shot because Fassbender left. And then it was like I was never allowed to leave town because the movie shot for longer than it should have. It had all these stops and starts. I’m happy to say, I’ve seen the finished movie and I can’t believe it — it should not be as good as it is, given all the problems it had.” – Joel Edgerton on “Jane Got a Gun”

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), “I galloped into town to play the villain. I was promoted to the hero before we even shot because Fassbender left. And then it was like I was never allowed to leave town because the movie shot for longer than it should have. It had all these stops and starts. I’m happy to say, I’ve seen the finished movie and I can’t believe it — it should not be as good as it is, given all the problems it had.” – Joel Edgerton on “Jane Got a Gun”

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash)   “Yeah, it feels really good. I can’t say it doesn’t feel good to have people appreciate the work once you get it out there. I think there’s always that feeling leading up to releasing anything that you’ve worked on. That you just start to feel, ‘Have I lost perspective with what it actually is?’ I always felt like it was shaping up well.” “It’s more like going and hearing that people are reflecting the meaning, the sense, and the…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash) “Yeah, it feels really good. I can’t say it doesn’t feel good to have people appreciate the work once you get it out there. I think there’s always that feeling leading up to releasing anything that you’ve worked on. That you just start to feel, ‘Have I lost perspective with what it actually is?’ I always felt like it was shaping up well.” “It’s more like going and hearing that people are reflecting the meaning, the sense, and the…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), “That’s the joy of being an actor sometimes … There are lots of cerebral things that require deep sensitivity and thought [but] then there are days like Scout camp. The little boy in me is still very much alive and goes, ‘Oh fuck, I rode a chariot today!’ It makes me happy. Put a sword in my hand and suddenly I’m eight years old again.”

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), “That’s the joy of being an actor sometimes … There are lots of cerebral things that require deep sensitivity and thought [but] then there are days like Scout camp. The little boy in me is still very much alive and goes, ‘Oh fuck, I rode a chariot today!’ It makes me happy. Put a sword in my hand and suddenly I’m eight years old again.”

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash),  An amazing line-up of acting talent and life experiences. Watch the “Close Up” actor roundtable with six brilliant actors on the Sundance channel on Sunday, 17 January, 2016.

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), An amazing line-up of acting talent and life experiences. Watch the “Close Up” actor roundtable with six brilliant actors on the Sundance channel on Sunday, 17 January, 2016.

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), [click for large high-res] “Shannon never slips into brutish action hero territory, he shows a sensitivity and a fragility that makes Roy a remarkable character. Kirsten Dunst as the Alton’s mother is a heartbreaking mix of sadness and resolution, and Joel Edgerton as their helping friend Lucas manages to convince us that a grown man (a state trooper no less) can be reduced to shakes by a slightly supernatural eight-year-old.” “The…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), [click for large high-res] “Shannon never slips into brutish action hero territory, he shows a sensitivity and a fragility that makes Roy a remarkable character. Kirsten Dunst as the Alton’s mother is a heartbreaking mix of sadness and resolution, and Joel Edgerton as their helping friend Lucas manages to convince us that a grown man (a state trooper no less) can be reduced to shakes by a slightly supernatural eight-year-old.” “The…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), Additional images from the 4 November 2016 issue of “The Hollywood Reporter” featuring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), Additional images from the 4 November 2016 issue of “The Hollywood Reporter” featuring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga

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